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I had circulated on this subject and understand on counter claims on this effectiveness!!Any way, some Cardiologist can enlighten on this issue.Dealing with a stroke. The Conventional ApproachHow would you know if someone you were in the presence of were suffering a stroke?How would you react in this type of emergency situation? What could you do to assist thevictim of a suspected stroke until emergency medical assistance arrives?To answer these questions, you first need some background knowledge about strokes.A stroke also known as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA, is a condition, which occurswhen blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood to the brain rupture and part of the brain does not receive the blood flow it requires. The nerve cells deprived of oxygen inthe affected area of the brain are then unable to function causing them to die withinminutes. The traumatic effects of a stroke are often permanent, because brain cells are notreplaced.Here are the most common signs and symptoms to look for related to strokes.-The victim of a stroke commonly experiences weakness, numbness or paralysis of theface, arm or leg on one side of the body.-The victim may express that their vision has blurred or decreased, especially in one eye.-The victim may have problems speaking or understanding.v -The victim may complain of having a severe, sudden and unexplainable headache.-The brain may be affected by a lack of oxygen causing the victim deviation of the eyes.Therefore the pupils would become unequal in size and non-reactive to light.First aid for a victim suffering from a stroke is limited to supportive care until medicalassistance arrives. Yet, do not underestimate this role. Caring for the victim with acalming presence and collecting important medical data to pass onto emergency medical personnel is very important. You can do this by taking mental notes of the above signsand symptoms and by following the steps below.-Call 911 to alert emergency medical services immediately.-If you are trained in CPR, check and monitor the victim's airway, breathing, andcirculation using your CPR and First Aid training skills.-Lay the victim down with their head and shoulders slightly elevated. This will reduce blood pressure on the brain.-If the victim is unresponsive but breathing place them on their left side with their chinextended. This serves as two purposes. It will assist in keeping the victim's airway openand allow vomit and secretions to drain from their mouth.-Never give a suspected stroke victim anything to eat or drink. Their throat may be paralyzed restricting them from the ability to swallow.-Encourage the victim not to move and reassure them help is on the way to care for them.TIA's or Transient Ischemic Attacks are often referred to as "mini-strokes", because thesigns and symptoms are much the same. CVA's, are closely associated and have similar symptoms, the difference is that the symptoms of a TIA are short lived. Victim'ssymptoms normally last from a few minutes to a few hours, followed by a return to
normal neurological function of the brain. Victims of a TIA should consider this awarning sign of a potential stroke since approximately one-third of TIA cases arefollowed by a CVA two to five years after their first TIA.If you have any of the signs and symptoms of a TIA you should report it to your  physician immediately. Your health care provider can help you to understand the possiblecauses of experiencing a TIA and can assist in changing diet, living a healthier life styleand in some cases prescribe medication.The common condition of high blood pressure can lead to many dangerous medicalconditions including a stroke. One out of every four adults in the United States suffersfrom high blood pressure.Just because a person feels well doesn't mean his or her blood pressure is normal. In mostcases, individuals with high blood pressure have no symptoms to warn them they havethis condition. Having your blood pressure monitored often can alert you early on to thismedical condition. High blood pressure is not something that can be controlled by stayingcalm or relaxed. It is a physical rather than emotional condition that can be treated byroutine changes in diet, unhealthy habits and medication though it cannot be cured inmost cases.Using less salt in the foods you eat, losing weight, getting more exercise and stoppingsmoking can help lower your blood pressure in many cases.If your doctor prescribes a medication for high blood pressure, take your pills everyday tokeep your pressure down and possibly avoid having a stroke.One last health related tip...If you have not completed a First Aid and CPR training course, be sure to seek emergency medical attention in any type of emergency situation. Improper care cansometimes be more harmful than helpful. A few basic courses in CPR and first aid arerecommended for preparation before a medical emergency exists. These training classesare neither time consuming or costly. Community groups all across the country providethis type of training and these training courses only require a few hours of your time. Youcould help save a life. Think about it! NOTE: I cannot verify the efficacy of this but there is so much we do not know aboutOriental medicine, it can't hurt.An alternative from the Orient.When stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst. When a strokeoccurs, stay calm. No matter where the victim is, do not move him/her, because, if moved, the capillaries will burst.Help the victim to sit up where he is to prevent him from falling over again, and then the bloodletting can begin. If you have in your home an injection syringe, that would be the best, otherwise, a sewing needle or a straight pin will do. Place the needle/pin over fire tosterilize it (use a match or candle), and then use it to prick the tip of all 10 fingers. Thereare no specific acupuncture points, just prick about one mm from the fingernail. Prick till blood comes out. If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers. When all10 digits are bleeding, wait a few minutes, then the victim will regain consciousness.
If the victim's mouth is crooked, then pull on his ears until they are red. Then prick eachear lobe twice until two drops of blood comes from each ear lobe. After a few minutes thevictim should regain consciousness.Wait till the victim regains his/her normal state without any abnormal symptoms thentake him to the hospital, otherwise, if he/she was taken in the ambulance in a hurry to thehospital, the bumpy trip can cause capillaries in his/her brain to burst.I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional doctor Ha Bu-Ting wholives in Sun-Juke. Furthermore, I had practical experience with it. Therefore I can say thismethod is 100% effective.In 1979, I was teaching in Fung-Gaap College in Tai-Chung. One afternoon I wasteaching class when another teacher came running to my classroom and said in panting,"Mr. Liu, come quick, our supervisor has had a stroke!" I immediately went to the 3rdfloor. When I saw our supervisor, Mr.Chen Fu-Tien, his colour was off, his speech wasslurred, his mouth was crooked-all the symptoms of a stroke. I immediately asked one of the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy a syringe, which Iused to prick Mr. Chen's 10 fingers tips. When all 10 fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after a few minutes, Mr. Chen's face regained its colour and hiseyes' spirit returned, too. But his mouth was still crooked. So I pulled on his ears to fillthem with blood. When his ears became red, I pricked his right earlobe twice to let out 2drops of blood. When both earlobes had two drops of blood each, a miracle happened.Within 3-5 minutes the shape of his mouth returned to normal and his speech becameclear.We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea, then we helped him go down thestairs, drove him to Wei-Wah Hospital. He rested one night and was released the next dayto return to school to teach. Everything worked normally. There were no ill after-effects.On the other hand, the usual stroke victim usually suffers irreparable bursting of the braincapillaries on the way to the hospital.As a result, few victims ever recover. Therefore stroke is the no. 2 cause of death. "Thelucky ones" will stay alive, but can remain paralysed for life. It is such a horrible thing tohappen in one's life. If we can all remember this bloodletting method and start the life-saving process immediately, in a short time, the victim will be revived and regainnormality.StrokeloreClaim: Administering three simple tests will help diagnose a stroke, and pricking astroke victim's fingers will prevent further harm from the cerebral attack.Status: Multiple:Three simple tests anyone can administer can help diagnose the occurrence of a stroke:TrueMaking a stroke victim bleed from his fingers will prevent further harm: False.

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